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"Ashes to Ashes" Our world demands heroes - a new generation must RISE! Over a decade ago, the super hero team known as The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Successful in their battle against evil and finding they'd made the world a better place, the heroes retired to the small town of Red Circle to start families, unwind and take a much-deserved rest. When the quiet town is rocked by the return of the ultimate evil, the super hero residents are obliterated! It's up to their heirs to fight for justice and crusade against evil. They are our last, best hope. They are: THE NEW CRUSADERS!
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"Ashes to Ashes": Tragedy strikes the town of Red Circle! Shaken by the devastation to their town and families, the heirs to the Crusaders legacy face one more surprise: Joe Higgins, aka The Shield, is their legal guardian! But secret bunkers, talking space monkeys and hidden weapon caches aren't exactly the best way to make a first impression. Who knew? The kids made it through a battle with the murderous Brain Emperor – but can they get past Joe Higgins?
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"Legacies" Part One: The days of being ordinary teens are over: it's time for them to become the New Crusaders! But the over-confidence of Shield and his charges could spell doom for the fledgling team. Who remains standing at the end of the day? The Red Circle Universe's greatest heroes begin their journey in this pulse-pounding issue!
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“Legacies” Part Two: The Mighty Crusaders have fallen, and when the next generation rose to take their place, they largely met with disaster! Can Shield salvage what’s left to make a new team of heroes? Or do the teens have what it takes to turn events around?
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'Trial by Fire,' Part One: The Brain Emperor has invaded the Z.I.P. prison and unleashed a massive riot! The only ones who can act in time are the untested, untrained New Crusaders. Do they have what it takes to contain the chaos? And what sinister old foes does the Brain Emperor seek to awaken?
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"Trial by Fire," Part Two. The explosive finale to the "Rise of the Heroes"! The M.L.J. is sabotaged, the Brain Emperor commands a small army of super villains, the Z.I.P. prison is in full riot, and the New Crusaders are caught in the middle! Even with the help of some old familiar faces, the battle is intense. And when the deadly Eraser returns, you know not everyone is coming home!
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The New Crusaders return in this new Dark Circle Comics Special! Still reeling from the shocking death of their teammate during the events of New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes, the group has no time to rest as a new threat attacks Impact City. There's no room for failure--the brutal Ragnarok claims to wield the power of a god, and has no problem sending the heroes home in bodybags. Can the New Crusaders pull themselves together and avert catastrophe?
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In one of history's greatest battles against the forces of evil, The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Now, for the first time ever, witness their heroic battle for the fate of the world like never before in this unique graphic novel collection from Red Circle Comics! Using an innovative blend of NEW and CLASSIC material, New Crusaders: Legacy takes readers on a tour of the Red Circle universe, guided by the characters themselves! Picking up directly following the events of New Crusaders: Rise of the Heroes, our new team of young heroes struggle under the tutelage of the world's first patriotic super hero: the Shield. The Shield teaches these New Crusaders about the early history of their parents, the Mighty Crusaders, seen by the reader in the form of some of the best classic tales from the 1980s Red Circle super hero titles. Featuring legendary comic artists such as Steve Ditko and Alex Toth!
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Our world demands heroes, a new generation must rise! Over a decade ago, the super hero team known as The Mighty Crusaders did the impossible: they won. Successful in their battle against evil, the heroes moved to the small town of Red Circle to start families, unwind, and take a much-deserved rest. When the town is rocked by the return of the ultimate evil, its super hero residents are obliterated! It's up to their heirs to fight for justice and crusade against evil. They are our last, best hope. They are the New Crusaders! This complete edition includes special behind-the-scenes features and creator interviews!
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Former NYPD detective Sam Hill knows what happens when you cross the mob. He knows the risks, danger and thrill - and, most importantly, how to deal with the criminal underworld. So when he's hired by the gorgeous widow of a murdered millionaire, he'll have to play every angle to make sure he doesn't end up at the bottom of the Hudson River.
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Black Hood in "The Mask and the Man" – The legend continues! Thomas “Kip” Burland carries on the Black Hood tradition left to him by his uncle Matt—aka the golden age Hood! His latest exploit lands him in the crosshairs of an international criminal known as Death-Monger. This deadly crook plans on selling American secrets to foreign powers, and his traitorous courier has ties to Kip’s past. How can Hood recover the info and save this messenger? Then learn the secrets behind the hero’s arsenal!
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Traveling through the southwest, Hood stumbles upon a small town with a monster problem! The locals refuse to discuss the mysterious force that keeps them inside at night, and advise him to leave before the sun sets. Hood soon discovers a killer big rig with a serious case of road rage! Who is behind the wheel of this deadly truck? Plus –the story behind Kip’s lost love and a Fox co-feature.
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Black Hood in "The Skywind Massacre" – While killing time in a local dive, Burland overhears a plot to steal an experimental American airship. Col. Yulanov leads a group of Russian mercenaries to bring the blimp over international waters – and Hood is the only hero able to stop them! One mistake leaves him injured, with armed men around every corner. Can he defeat them one-by-one? Will Uncle Matt’s teachings help him prevail?
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"The Lonely Crusade, Part 2" The Black Hood has tracked down the "Crusaders"--a mysterious group of vigilantes who have vowed to clean the "scum" off the streets of Philadelphia. But their first encounter leaves our man beaten, humbled... and hungry for payback. The Crusaders, however, have some payback of their own in mind. Especially when they stumble upon the Hood's real identity...
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"The Lonely Crusade, Part 3" An unlikely ally leads the Black Hood to the Crusaders' secret lair--and what the Hood finds inside will shock you. If you thought the shotgun blast to the face in issue #1 was brutal, steel yourself for the savage hardboiled action of this one, folks. Nobody's going to walk away clean...
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Your first look at Black Hood #1 is here! Get a sneak peek at the beginning of the NEW ONGOING SERIES from the brand new Dark Circle imprint. “The Bullet’s Kiss – Part 1 of 5” When Philadelphia police officer Greg Hettinger stepped into the middle of a gunfight, hot lead shredded his face—and he pulled the trigger, blind. Now Greg is waking up in a world where he’s a killer, hopelessly scarred and hooked on painkillers. What does a man do when he can no longer face the world, yet still wants to do good? He puts on a hood…
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Seaside City is a criminal hive crawling with street thugs, and the mafia is pulling the strings. Pirate Blue, a mob kingpin, has grand plans brewing under the streets of the city, and only Black Hood can stop her! But one well-placed bullet could end it all...
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With Black Hood out of commission, the Seaside City Mob seems unstoppable. That is, until teenager Nate Cray dons the Hood to save his own life! Can he and Jeff survive the dangers of the sewers when an army of mobsters are gunning for him?
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A New Year's Eve gala turns into a nightmare when a failed magician-turned-maciac unleashes his horrible genetic experiments on innocent partygoers. Black Hood is on the scene, but he's unarmed--and there's a hostage involved! Nate must think on his feet, or a lot of innocent people won't live to see the new year...
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The mysterious Dr. Harvey is on trial for his creation of a 'safe hallucinogen'--but how safe could it be if he's already spent six years in prison for it? How does Black Hood's story tie into this odd case? He can't afford to let his guard down now--the mafia are on his trail, and they've got new allies...
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Nate Cray's mother is in critical condition and Dr. Harvey has escaped custody! Nate must make a difficult choice--to stay by his ailing mother's side or to stop Harvey's insane plans. But Dr. Harvey is not all he seems to be and has some lethal tricks up his sleeve...
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Giles "Hit" Coffee is The Patriarch's right-hand man in the mafia crime ring. So why does he have to get his hands dirty on an errand run? His big ego may cause a problem for him as he hits his boiling point... Meanwhile, Black Hood investigates a counterfeit bond operation. It seems like an easy takedown, but Nate should know by now that nothing's ever easy in Seaside City...
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The title of Patriarch is a long and storied one in Seaside City's history. By taking a walk through the past, will we discover who the Patriarch is--as well as who the Black Hood fighting him is?! Nate is all but finished with the hero business--until he finds out the new Black Hood has kidnapped Jeff's father!
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Nate and Jeff are planning an escape! This new Black Hood has Jeff's father, Mr. Sealy, held captive. But this Hood doesn't want to keep Sealy around for too much longer...
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Has The Patriarch of the mob really called off its bounty on The Black Hood? Hit Coffee makes it sound like The Hood is actually working WITH the mob now, but that couldn't be right... Could it..?
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Dr. Harvey's dangerous G-NE drug has been stolen right from under the cops' noses by an old familiar face! Hit Coffee's an interested buyer for an old friend, but there's someone else hiding in the shadows that's only looking for a good high...
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Black Hood is locked in battle with a wave of slime--but it seems to be more than that! Will he be able to stop Pirate Blue at the same time? Maybe if the newly-born Fox lends his help...
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Finally--we learn the history behind the Black Hood itself! Is there any truth to the claims Nate has made about its power? There must be, or The Web wouldn't have snuck into Nate's house...
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NEW RED CIRCLE SERIES! From the world of the New Crusaders, comes the FANTASTIC debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in “Freak Magnet, Part One: The True Face of MyFace”! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a super hero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news—now the strange and unusual just can't help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting FOX! While working on a puff-piece at the Red Circle Gazette, an evil truth about social media mogul Lucy Fur is discovered, bringing Paul face-to-face with a criminal kingpin! Get in on the ground floor with the hottest new fall series featuring art and story from the biggest names in comics today! Get freaky!
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NEW RED CIRCLE SERIES! From the world of the New Crusaders, comes the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) continue the saga of the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox in FREAK MAGNET Part Two: "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"! When the beautiful Queen of Diamonds enlists our hero to save the diamond realm from the deadly Druid, the FOX faces a whole new dimension's worth of pitfalls, peril and—familiar faces?! Then, acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (Abadazad, Justice League 3000) and Eisner-award nominated artist Mike Cavallaro (Parade (with Fireworks), The Life and Times of Savior 28) take us back in time for an ALL-NEW story featuring the world's first patriotic super hero and leader of the New Crusaders: THE SHIELD! What connection does Shield's top-secret mission in the arctic have to do with the Fox's diamond-studded adventure? And what ultra-powerful villains have arrived to wreak havoc?? Read on, dear reader—The Fox and the Shield have their work cut out for them!
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NEW RED CIRCLE SERIES! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) continue the saga of the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox in FREAK MAGNET Part Three: “Hell’s Half Acre”! The Fox is stuck in a nightmarish, fantastical land rife with underground dungeons, medieval traps, and enslaved Red Circle heroes! When he finally reaches his ultimate destination, will he encounter heroes or villains-or both? Meanwhile, in “The Face of Hate pt2: The Enemy of my Enemy,” the Shield’s battle against arch-rivals Hachiman and Master Race continues in the icy tundra! But what monster from the depths has these hated rivals all shaking in their boots? And what connection does it have to the FOX and his misadventures in the Diamond Realm?? All will be revealed as the adventure continues!
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The battle for the final fate of the diamond realm has begun! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) continue the saga of the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox in FREAK MAGNET Part Four: "The Voodoo You Do"! It’s a knock-down drag-out brawl between the Fox and the mad King of Diamonds. Who will win this all-out battle? And where is the Queen? The answer is sure to surprise you! Meanwhile, in "The Face of Hate pt3: A Mind of Shattered Glass," the Shield is at the brink of defeat at the hands of a mysterious and powerful attacker! Identities are revealed, stories collide and *SPOILER ALERT* "Freaky" reinforcements are on the way in this penultimate chapter!
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The fantastically-foxy finale IS HERE in Freak Magnet pt 5: "Future's End"! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) is joined by acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (Abadazad, Justice League 3000) to conclude the "Freak Magnet" saga of the pulp-style hero The Fox! Our hero has won the day and defeated his evil adversaries, so why does he now find himself trapped 70 years in the past, side-by-side with the legendary hero of WW2 known as THE SHIELD?! And what does the Shield's arctic battle-royale have to do with the diamond realm?! And will SOMEONE please tell The Fox, aka Paul Patton Jr., why he can't just have the simple, freak-free life he wants?? Don't miss the finale to end-em-all!
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The epic story of America's greatest hero begins here! In an effort to revive a vanished hero, the US Military has created the ultimate weapon: the SHIELD armor! A super-resilient, bulletproof suit worn by Sgt. Joe Higgins, Project: Shield seems like the perfect ace in the hole. Little do Joe and his father Gen. Marion Higgins know, there is someone--or someTHING--who wants the power of the suit, too...
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When Joe Higgins starts having Shield-related nightmares, Lt. Devon Hall does some snooping on Higgins' project to help ease his friend's mind. What he finds is chilling--the Shield's next mission is a set-up!
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Still mourning the loss of his dear friend, Joe Higgins has taken refuge at his mother's house. Before he can take the fight to his father, he'll have to rest up. But that may be difficult with a gang of street thugs looking for trouble in the neighborhood...
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Joe Higgins and Bert have come to Washington, D.C. to look for something--ANYTHING--that can bring down General Higgins. That will have to wait, though--The Weapon has his sights set on Senator Beal, and he's ready to pull the trigger! Who is this mysterious hitman, and what does he know about Project: Shield?
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While avoiding the desperate searching of General Higgins, Joe stumbles upon Dusty, former assistant to the original Shield! There's comfort in having an ally, but the streets are still dangerous, and Dusty has not been well in his old age. How long will the peace--and Dusty--last?
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The Mighty Crusaders return in an all new lost tale, featuring a stellar cast of talent. With the New Crusaders facing an uncertain future and the truth about their parents slowly being revealed, one man searches for answers. But will the answers he finds be worth reliving the pain of his own past?
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NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! "Daughter of the Revolution, Part 1" Since the dawn of the republic, whenever her country faces its blackest days, she returns: a spirit of the revolution sent to fight for what is right. But when she reappears for the first time in a generation with no memories--not even of her own identity--and encounters an evil force expecting her arrival, all the Shield can do is... run!
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NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE! "Daughter of the Revolution, Part 2" Running out of places to hide, the Shield discovers she is not without allies. Detective Nicole Simmons seems to know exactly who--and what--the Shield is, but with the enigmatic government agent Walter Chase closing the noose, the pair faces two difficult questions: why is the Shield back now... and whose side is she really on?
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Witness the birth of America's first patriotic superhero! When FBI agent Joe Higgins dons his costume, he becomes the amazing Shield! Under the direct orders of J. Edgar Hoover, Shield will battle international spies, war machines and nature itself to keep America safe. Join us in this special presentation of The Shield's first appearances from 1940. Includes a special introduction from Robert M. Overstreet of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.
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